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Kuehn Riesling 2008 Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

May 26, 2011

The latest addition to the Gran Cru spots of Alsace, Kaefferkopf of which Kuehn is one of the best examples around in my modest opinion.

This does not pass visually unnoticed with its seriously intense and shining gold.  Plenty of aromatic weight and ripeness offering. Green apple, candied citrus and a touch of tropical are encased into sappy and spice-laden honey

scents. There’s serious loads of fine spices here and the nose comes out as viscous. Serious depth here. The palate retains fleshy texture and ripe fruit kept in tight tension by a terrific acidic structure. Strikingly long finish on a bed of captivating spices. I am again impressed by the way this achieves this weight, structure and presence with such agility with a very reasonable alcohol level (12%) while managing at the same time to come across bone dry. Rebuy: yes

Paired with…

Tagliolini al tonno

Tagliolini al tonno

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